So it may be mind games, but I 'feel' healthier already. It's almost like I can 'feel' my body shrinking. And maybe I can't actually physically feel that, but emotionally I sure do. I'll be walking across the parking lot, and realize that I feel smaller. :-)
I saw my new General Practitioner on Tuesday, and she marked on my "on-line health chart", under diagnoses...."Obesity". My last Dr., whom I never felt comfortable with, never put that on there. I'm actually happy that she did that. I felt like my previous doctor never did anything. This Doctor truly listened to me, and ordered lots of test. I told her I was on a quest this year to lose weight & get healthy. I'm looking forward to her seeing my success doing it.
She ordered a Lipid Panel, and all my #'s are high. Cholesterol, Trigs, etc. My blood pressure is awful, and with heart attacks & congestive heart failure running crazy on my maternal side of the family, I really need to do something, or my life could be cut short.
She ordered a cortisol test, to see if my cortisol is high. Which could be caused my stress, or Cushings Syndrom (benign tumors on the Pituitary Gland) I've been very curious about this, so I'm eager to get the results back. I'm not a very stressed out person, so if it's high, it's probably the 2nd reason.
I'm still using freggie smoothies with my meals. I don't have a lot of bread, but it's not removed from my diet entirely. I haven't had red meat in a while, and even though I've cut way back on it, it's also not off my diet entirely. So knowing I can have these things when I want, doesn't give me the feeling of deprivation.
Counting down this year makes it all feel more real. It make me see how fast time really goes. And that if I just stick with this, I'll see progress faster than I realize, because the months will fly by.